Harman (Northridge CA) has acquired Melbourne, Australia-based SM Pro Audio, incorporating it into the Harman Professional Division as an innovation hub for a wide range of pro audio and musical instrument (MI) technologies across Harman’s professional product brands. According to Blake Augsburger, President, HARMAN Professional Division, the depth of innovation and quality of engineering talent at SM Pro Audio provides Harman Professional with a strong internal technology partner for a broad range of products. “I am very pleased to welcome the SM Pro Audio team to the HARMAN fold. Together, we look forward to bringing a new depth of innovation to the broadest array of customers around the world,” Augsburger said. “To that point, we have already envisioned ideas and concepts where SM Pro Audio products and technologies could benefit Soundcraft and Studer mixers, dbx signal processing, AKG transducers and more.”
SM Pro Audio was a privately held business. Additional details of the transaction are not being disclosed at this time. Harman has a workforce of about 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.